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Is the Great Barrier Reef a victim of Ecocide?

GBR CoverAustralian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) http://www.earthlaws.org.au hosted Australia’s first Rights of Nature Tribunal in Brisbane, 15 October 2014. This Tribunal was a Regional Chamber of the International Ethics Tribunal for the Rights of Nature, and part of the International ‘Earth Rights Days of Action’. View videos of the case including Opening Prosecutor arguments, Expert Witnesses, the Defence and Conclusions.

Agenda

Great Barrier Reef Case 1. Introduction and Opening Remarks


Welcome to Country by Aboriginal Elder Sam Watson.
Opening remarks by AELA President Michelle Maloney

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Great Barrier Reef Case – Prosecutor on behalf of the Great Barrier Reef


Lawyer Benedict Coyne, introducing the case for the Great Barrier Reef.

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Great Barrier Reef Case 3. Defence

Opening remarks by Defence Abraham O’Neil

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Great Barrier Reef Case 4. Expert Witness 1

Overview of Reef’s Legal Status ~ Professor Brendan Maykey

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Great Barrier Reef Case 5. Expert Witness 2

Scientific Overview ~ Glen Holmes

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Great Barrier Reef Case 6. Expert Witness 3

Current Legal Issues ~ Sean Ryan

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Great Barrier Reef Case 7. Expert Witness 4

Local Issues ~ Brynn Matthews

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Great Barrier Reef Case 8. Expert Witness 5

Legal and Economic Issues ~ Senator Larrisa Waters

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Great Barrier Reef Case 9. Expert Witness 6

Speaking for the Reef ~ Michelle Maloney

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Great Barrier Reef Case 10. Q & A

Expert Witness Questions & Answers

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Great Barrier Reef Case 11. Prosecution & Defence Summaries

Prosecutors and Defence Summaries

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Great Barrier Reef Case 12. Judgements 1

Judgements – Indigenous Perspectives ~ Sam Watson, Indigenous Community Leader

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Great Barrier Reef Case 13. Judgements 2

Judgements – Intergenerational Issues ~ Janelle Fabio, Queensland University of Technology

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Great Barrier Reef Case 14. Judgements 3

Judgements – Scientific Assessment ~ Professor Ian Low, Griffth University

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Great Barrier Reef Case 15. Judgements 4

Judgements – Ethical Issues ~ Professor Noel Preston, Griffth University

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Great Barrier Reef Case 16. Judgements Summing Up & Conclusion

Judgements – Summary of Tribunal Comments and Conclusion

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Interview with Gudju Gudju about the Great Barrier Reef

In January 2014, the Australian Earth Laws Alliance brought the Great Barrier Reef Case to the International Rights of Nature Tribunal.

This interview with indigenous elder Gudju Gudju Fourmile of the Gimuy Walibara Yidinji, the Traditional Owners of Cairns (Gimuy)., shares insights about indigenous people’s connection to the land and sea country of the Great Barrier Reef

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